The barge-based floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was delivered in December from Wison’s shipyard in Nantong, China, for global oil and gas shipper Exmar. “This is the first FSRU barge to complete construction, and enables Exmar to meet rising global demand for flexible, mid-sized LNG import solutions. Our more than 50 years of experience with LNG enables the implementation of the most innovative practices in these cutting-edge projects, further proving the commercial viability of producing LNG offshore.” Bob Germinder, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions, Black & Veatch Black & Veatch designed the topside units for the FSRU, including boil-off gas handling, LNG vaporization and natural gas metering, procured all topside equipment and instruments and provided support during the construction phase. The FSRU contains 25,000 m3 of LNG storage and uses Shell & Tube vaporizers to provide a maximum sendout rate of 600 MMSCFD. Once the FSRU is mobilized, Black & Veatch will support Exmar to complete the final commissioning and start-up of the unit. Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch has supported LNG infrastructure developments for more than 50 years, combining technology and know-how on LNG production, storage, regasification and send out facilities with seamless solutions for design, procurement, fabrication and construction. Exmar is a pioneer in the transport of liquefied gases such as LNG, LPG and ammonia. The LNG activities consist of transportation plus LNG infrastructure developments. Exmar has pioneered floating regasification technology and is also developing what will be the world’s first floating liquefaction unit. The Exmar Group operates and manages a fleet of about 40 LNG and LPG vessels and is also active in the offshore industry. Wison Offshore & Marine is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Wison Group. The company’s services cover the full project life cycle, from concept and engineering design, procurement, construction to installation and commissioning. The company has strong expertise that can be applied to many areas throughout the oil and gas industry, including floating LNG production and transportation facilities, platforms, module fabrication, marine & offshore support vessels, and cranes. Wison Offshore & Marine has provided turnkey services for the world's first FLNG and first China-made FSRU. Black & Veatch Media Contact Information: BEATRICE LIVIOCO | +1 571-366-6984 P | +1 240-401-5504 M | firstname.lastname@example.org-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia.